It's been a hot and humid summer in the Catskills, replete with deer flies large enough to carry off livestock and small children. Summer at higher elevations, like haliagrace's beloved Bramley Mountain home, is a short and intense affair. It gets hot, everything blooms, and then BLAMMO, it's cold and we're all breathing a sigh of relief as we haul firewood. Today's high is forecast to be in the mid 60s and I am almost dancing with delight. This is my kind of August day.
I find it hard to get excited about jewelry when it's hot and sticky out. Sure, lustrous pearls look great contrasted against a little sunburn, but fall is The season for wearing clothes and accessories. This fall, treat yourself to something new - maybe some multicolored tourmaline earrings, or a mostly metal choker (it's on the design board right now!). Here's the run down on in person sales events:
September 4 -- the West Kortright Centre's Fair! haliagrace was psyched to be invited to set up shop at this wonderful country fair. Music and food all day; $5 entrance fee. West Kortright Centre is deep in Delaware County, NY in a gorgeous spot near Bloomville and East Meredith.
November 12 & 13 -- The Craftskills! This is a yearly show, and each year it just gets better and better. Local all the way, with the proceeds of this year's Craftskills going towards the formation of the Bovina Area Arts Colony, this event is your one stop for a great day - scrumptious food, gorgeous crafts, all made right here in the Bovina environs! Located at the Community Hall in Bovina Center, NY.
Thanksgiving Weekend -- Open House and Studio at haliagrace handmade jewelry! As you may have heard, we're building a new home here on Bramley Mountain, and by November we think we'll be far enough along to open our doors to the public for a day. Come see what happens when two creative wackos design a house to share with a jewelry studio and a pack of rescue dogs! Energy efficient building design meets barn aesthetics and salvaged materials in the most exciting and eclectic mash-up you ever met. And what a great backdrop for haliagrace handmade jewelry! There will be snacks, house tours, and lots of barking!
See you soon! And stay cool!